The '''Freer Gallery of Art''' and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
form the Smithsonian Institution
's national museums of Culture of Asia|Asian
art in the United States. The Freer and Sackler galleries house the largest Asian art research library in the country and contain art
from East Asia
, South Asia
, Southeast Asia
, the Islamic world
, the ancient Near East
, and ancient Egypt
, as well as a significant collection of Visual art of the United States|American art
. The gallery is located on the south side of the National Mall
in Washington, D.C.
, contiguous with the Sackler Gallery. The museum is open 364 days a year (being closed on Christmas
), and is administered by a single staff with the Sackler Gallery. The galleries are among the List of most visited art museums in the world|most visited art museums in the world
The Freer houses over 26,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of...